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TITLE
Lime Kilns, Ard Neackie, Loch Eriboll
EXTERNAL ID
PC_WDOWNIE_017
PLACENAME
Loch Eriboll
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Durness
DATE OF IMAGE
2000
PERIOD
2000s
SOURCE
W Downie
ASSET ID
30194
KEYWORDS
lochs
quarries
limestone
quarrying
u-boats
Lime Kilns, Ard Neackie, Loch Eriboll

Ard Neakie is connected to the mainland only by a cord of sand linking it to the east shore of Loch Eriboll. It was once the site of an active limestone quarry and four lime kilns, built in 1840. The Reay estate produced large amounts of lime here, and transported it onto nearby ships. It was used as a neutralising agent, when reclaiming peaty soils for cultivation.

Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point, in May 1945. At this time over thirty u-boats came into Loch Eriboll. The west side of the loch is formed from quartzite and the east from limestone.

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Lime Kilns, Ard Neackie, Loch Eriboll

SUTHERLAND: Durness

2000s

lochs; quarries; limestone; quarrying; u-boats;

W Downie

Ard Neakie is connected to the mainland only by a cord of sand linking it to the east shore of Loch Eriboll. It was once the site of an active limestone quarry and four lime kilns, built in 1840. The Reay estate produced large amounts of lime here, and transported it onto nearby ships. It was used as a neutralising agent, when reclaiming peaty soils for cultivation.<br /> <br /> Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point, in May 1945. At this time over thirty u-boats came into Loch Eriboll. The west side of the loch is formed from quartzite and the east from limestone.